LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team has earned a postseason berth, as the Cowboys accepted an invitation on Sunday to play in the College Basketball Invitational.
UW (18-14) will host Eastern Washington of the Big Sky Conference on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. The Eagles head into the game with a 22-11 overall record and finished second in the Big Sky Conference during the regular season.
“We are excited for this opportunity with the type of season we had, getting to 18 wins and playing a challenging schedule,” UW coach Allen Edwards said. “It is a tremendous opportunity for our group. It will be a great experience to play in the postseason and can help propel us into next season. This is a great step for the program going forward.”
The Cowboys tied a school record with 307 3-pointers this season and averaged 9.6 3s per game to rank No. 20 in the nation. The Cowboys offense finished second in the MW in scoring, averaging 77.5 points per game. Wyoming grabbed 38.5 rebounds per game for second in the MW and held opponents to 40.4 percent from the field to rank No. 28 in the nation.
Wyoming is making its fifth appearance in the 16-team CBI and first since 2014, when UW fell at Texas A&M. This is Wyoming’s 28th appearance in a postseason men’s basketball tournament, including appearing in 15 NCAA tournaments, eight National Invitation Tournaments (NIT) and five CBIs.